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Searching for Sugar Man 2012

  • Malik Bendjelloul
  • July 27, 2012
  • 85 mins
  • English
  • Documentary, Music
Great Art Always Survives
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez. The film won Best Documentary at the 85th Academy Awards.


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Amazing soundtrack and very good story even though the director omitted crucial parts of the story.

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If you want an uplifting, feel good documentary, then this one is for you. It follows the story of an unknown singer and musician who, through a series of bizarre circumstances, became a huge hit in South Africa on level with Elvis, but without his knowledge. With rumors that he had died dramatically many years ago, two fans set out to find out what really happened to him. This is an odd Oscar choice because rather than showing struggle and tragedy like so many documentary nominees do, it gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling. And it's got some pretty good music, too.

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Fantastic Story about an amazing man.

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